As of January 2020, Pat Drury is the new chairperson of the UK affiliate.
Pat is a time served Pharmaceutical Engineer who completed a comprehensive mechanical apprenticeship at ICI/Zeneca/AstraZeneca Macclesfield and Alderley Park sites. He has a wealth of experience from the raw drug stage, straight through to the finished and packaged product (including sterile and non sterile.)
Now Pat is the co-owner of Northern Valve & Fitting Company. NVFCL is the official distributor in the UK and Ireland for the range of products manufactured by the FITOK group of 316L stainless steel and high purity products suitable for the Pharma and Bio Pharma industries.
Pat has been a member of the ISPE for many years and joined the NW committee in 2013. Pat is a keen ambassador of the ISPE and has always seen it as a fantastic resource for the Pharma industry and holds a great deal of respect for those talented, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals who give up their time throughout the year to ensure the members get the most out of their subscription.
Pat would like to thank Jon Youles for his dedication to the ISPE over the last 4 years and looks forward to working with him closely over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition of the Chair role.